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Maghreb: Works from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, & Mauritania

8 February – April 2022

Featuring works by:

Emna Zghal
Fethi Sahraoui
Halim Karabibene
Hamza Bounoua
Mahi Binebine
Nada Harib
Oumar Ball
Zakaria Ramhani

As part of al markhiya’s programme of exhibitions showcasing emerging and established artists from the Arab world, we begin our 2022 season with  a group exhibition focusing on a collection of artists from the Maghreb region.

Maghreb carries the dual meaning of both the western place (land) and the place where the sun sets. This area has been called the land of Atlas, and the Barbary Coast; the region encompasses much of the northern part of Africa, including the Atlas Mountains and the coastal plains of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Mauritania.

The artists showcased in this exhibition explore a variety of disciplines and viewpoints; from  painting, to sculpture, printmaking and photography, to collage and book making. They share different forms of inspiration, ranging from documentary and history, to experimentations in pure aesthetics and color, all of which result in the creation of rare and unique objects.  For this exhibition al markhiya gallery also collaborates for the first time with East Wing, a platform for photography and  member of the al markhiya group.  East Wing has invited two emerging photographers from the Maghreb region to participate in the exhibition: Nada Harib from Libya and Fethi Saharoui from Algeria.

Emna Zghal
Cultures of War: An Essay
inkjet on archival watercolor paper
28 x 38 cm
2005

Emna Zghal
The Tree of My Mind
etching, silkscreen, and inkjet
23 x 30.5 cm
2006

Fethi Sahraoui
Escaping the Heatwave series
Archival Digital Print, edition: Open
50 X 50 cm
2015

Fethi Sahraoui
Escaping the Heatwave series
Archival Digital Print, edition: Open
50 X 50 cm
2015

Fethi Sahraoui
Escaping the Heatwave series
Archival Digital Print, edition: Open
50 X 50 cm
2015

Fethi Sahraoui
Escaping the Heatwave series
Archival Digital Print, edition: Open
50 X 50 cm
2015

Fethi Sahraoui
Escaping the Heatwave series
Archival Digital Print, edition: Open
50 X 50 cm
2015

Fethi Sahraoui
Escaping the Heatwave series
Archival Digital Print, edition: Open
50 X 50 cm
2015

Fethi Sahraoui
Escaping the Heatwave series
Archival Digital Print, edition: Open
50 X 50 cm
2015

Fethi Sahraoui
Escaping the Heatwave series
Archival Digital Print, edition: Open
50 X 50 cm
2015

Fethi Sahraoui
Escaping the Heatwave series
Archival Digital Print, edition: Open
50 X 50 cm
2015

Fethi Sahraoui
Escaping the Heatwave series
Archival Digital Print, edition: Open
50 X 50 cm
2015

Fethi Sahraoui
Escaping the Heatwave series
Archival Digital Print, edition: Open
50 X 50 cm
2015

Fethi Sahraoui
Escaping the Heatwave series
Archival Digital Print, edition: Open
50 X 50 cm
2015

Halim Karabibene
Tanit’s ballad
Oil on canvas
120 x 120 cm
2021

Halim Karabibene
Out of frame
Oil on canvas
120 x 120 cm
2021

Halim Karabibene
Oblique dream
Oil on canvas
200 x 150 cm
2020

Hamza Bounoua
The Sidrat al-Muntaha
Acrylic on canvas
167 x 207cm
2021

Hamza Bounoua
Al-Wahy series
Acrylic on canvas
167 x 207cm
2021

Mahi Binebine
Untitled
Low relief, Wax and pigment on wood
170 x 170 cm
2021

Mahi Binebine
Untitled
Low relief, Wax and pigment on wood
170 x 170 cm
2021

Nada Harib
From the series, “Women of Libya
Archival Digital Print
120 x 80 cm
2018

Nada Harib
From the series, “Women of Libya”
Archival Digital Print
80 x 60 cm
2019

Nada Harib
From the series, “Women of Libya”
Archival Digital Print
40 x 30 cm
2020

Nada Harib
From the series, “Women of Libya”
Archival Digital Print
80 x 60 cm
2019

Nada Harib
From the series, “Women of Libya
Archival Digital Print
40 x 30 cm
2019

Nada Harib
From the series, “Women of Libya”
Archival Digital Print
80 x 60 cm
2018

Oumar Ball
Satala Head
Acrylic, Pigment and collage on canvas
170 × 150 cm
2021

Oumar Ball
Two Friends
Acrylic, Pigment and collage on canvas
200 x 165 cm
2021

Zakaria Ramhani
The Fight 5
Oil on canvas
240 x 200 cm
2017

Zakaria Ramhani
The Fight 3
Acrylic on canvas
220 x 200 cm
2017